And the Geek Catalog project continues – and I keep finding more fascinating resources and initiatives. I’ve written some scripts to help me out, and yes, eventually this is going to get anchored or just put into a database.
What amazes me is that I just keep finding stuff. Things I heard of, things I didn’t hear of. We geeks have a lot of ways to change the world.
So what’s added this week?
- Little Geeks – A Canadian charity that refurbishes donated computers, and gets them to children in need.
- Female Geeks
- The Ada Initiative – An organization that supports women in technology, with a heavy emphasis on codes of conduct, training, and an embrace of open source.
- The Harry Potter Alliance – A chapter-based alliance of HP fans engaged in charitable works, with a heavy emphasis on social justice and leveraging fandom for the greater good.
- Hackerspaces.org – A site dedicated to hackerspaces, from the latest news, to tools to make one, to lists of one you can join. Great to find people of a like mind so you can work together.
- MIT Open Courseware – Classes available online for free – from MIT. Sadly the major way to get involved is to donate, but it’s a good cause.
- Citizen Science
- Nasa Science: Citizen Scientists – NASA’s extensive citizen science resource with news, tools, and projects people can participate in.
- Project Noah – A software platform that brings citizen scientist together in various projects to record and preserve biodiversity and understand nature.
- Kids Need To Read – A charity promoting a culture of reading, providing books to various institutions, especially those that support disadvantaged children.
There you go – get active!
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.